Seven senior Mishcon de Reya lawyers are defecting to rival global law firm Greenberg Traurig, in advance of Mishcon’s plans to float on the London Stock Exchange.
The exodus of leavers includes Kathryn Garbett, Jo Rickards, Claire Broadbelt, Annabel Thomas, Martin Shobbrook, Hannah Blom-Cooper, and Matt Hancock who will join Greenberg Traurig as shareholders, the US law firm, with offices in London, confirmed this morning.
Last month Mishcon de Reya partners approved the law firm’s plans to go public on the London Stock Exchange, it was widely reported.
When the move goes ahead, all Mishcon staff, including trainees and junior lawyers, will become shareholders – though the timeframe is still unclear.
The firm, founded in 1937 in Brixton, is one of the most prominent law firms in the capital.
It will be only the sixth traditional law partnership to make the transition to becoming a publicly listed legal services company.